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by laup
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Fixes in Export to Word
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Fixes in Export to Word

A number of users have urged achieving "good" export to Word as a priority. I agree. That might be a herculean task, but my guess is that fixing a finite set of problems would go a very long way. It might be useful to Eyal et al if we collect known problems. Here is my list. I have not established t...
by laup
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Copy Citation (Bookends)
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Copy Citation (Bookends)

Thanks. You're right about Live Bibliography. Yes, I've rebuilt the Bookends library and are using the same apps and versions on both machines. All the several ways of invoking Copy Citation have the same results The new-account experiment yields nothing now, but I will try it again next time the pr...
by laup
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Copy Citation (Bookends)
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Copy Citation (Bookends)

As a public-service announcement, sort of, let me describe a problem I've had and a very clunky "solution." Perhaps this will help others and perhaps someone will tell us how to deal with it better. Problem: on my iMac, but not my MacBook Pro, both using Mojave, Copy Citation often doesn't work for ...
by laup
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Copy Citation (Bookends)
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Copy Citation (Bookends)

As a public-service announcement, sort of, let me describe a problem I've had and a very clunky "solution." Perhaps this will help others and perhaps someone will tell us how to deal with it better. Problem: on my iMac, but not my MacBook Pro, both using Mojave, Copy Citation often doesn't work for ...
by laup
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Publishing in New ACM Format
Replies: 0
Views: 1231

Publishing in New ACM Format

The ACM has revised its formats within the last year or is still in the process of doing so. Do other Mellel users have any experience with this? Is there a new Mellel template for ACM?
by laup
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Update on Export to Word
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Update on Export to Word

A chronic problem for Mellel users is exporting to Microsoft Word. Various earlier posts have addressed the issue over the years. The export from Mellel to rtf still has a number of problems, which carry through to a Word document. Currently, I find that my best option is to export from Mellel to pd...
by laup
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Table Notes
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

Table Notes

Mellel doesn't advertise the ability to have table notes, but it is sometimes possible. Define a note stream, Table Notes. Specify that the notes appear "After text." Specify that renumbering starts with each new section Then, when inserting a new table in which one wants to have table notes, put th...
by laup
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Tables in Mellel 4.2
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Tables in Mellel 4.2

Many commands (e.g., merge) are now reachable via the little gear icon at the bottom left of the table palette. As for applying styles or templates, you have to create them. Then, when you add a new table (Insert/Table), you will see options in the popup interface. It works very neatly. The user gui...
by laup
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Keeping figure and table auto-titles above
Replies: 0
Views: 1389

Keeping figure and table auto-titles above

Sometimes, a figure heading or a table heading (tag flows) will jump to be below the figure or table, rather than remain above it, as intended. What is causing this and how do I prevent it? This often happens if I delete what appears to be an extraneous carriage return between, say, the graphic and ...
by laup
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Round trip editing equations with MathType
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Round trip editing equations with MathType

I agree, but the workaround is easy: (1) set the Cut and Copy preference in MathType to pdf (check a box at the bottom) and (2) copy and paste from MathType to Mellel. You can discard the MathType file because the equation can always be edited by copying it back from Mellel to MathType. If you paste...
by laup
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Nitty and the Gritty
Topic: Index Building
Replies: 0
Views: 1351

Index Building

I'm only beginning to use the nice index feature, beyond some initial experimentation when it was first introduced. I am musing about things I don't know how to do, or are not currently possible. Automatic Marking. We can select an index record, switch to the text pane, and use Find to find all inst...
by laup
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering Figures
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Numbering Figures

Note the box that says "Reset numbering with higher level flow." What's confusing is that if the first three items in your flow are Heading 1 Heading 2 Figure , where Figure is a tag flow, then Figure is "at" the second level and will start renumbering only when the "higher level flow" (Heading 1) c...
by laup
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Endnote by Chapter
Replies: 0
Views: 1303

Endnote by Chapter

Is there a trick for collecting endnotes at the end of each chapter? Perhaps using a page-style break?
by laup
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering Figures
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Numbering Figures

I use Heading 1 for unnumbered heading because items like Preface then show up in the Outline. As in the linked file I provided, I sometimes use auto-titling for sections of the summary and for appendices. I agree that that complexity is often unnecessary.
by laup
Fri May 31, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Mellel
Topic: Numbering Figures
Replies: 11
Views: 1427

Re: Numbering Figures

Perhaps my instructions were not quite right. If so, sorry. I have put a skeletal make-believe document at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aspi5ln5b3vep4i/AACUTq4ArkIi2USaa5ZGkdQya?dl=0 You have to download the mellel file and then open it. You will see that the figures renumbers by chapter. You can then...